spices

I’m a pepper…lover! I never needed converting. I was born craving it. And a shaker wouldn’t do. My home was always equipped with whole peppercorns...
Next up in our herb & spice series is sage and I would be lying if I said this herb doesn’t hold a special place in my heart. You see my darling...
In Greek, oregano means “joy of the mountains.” I say it is joy to my mouth! My early memories of this earthy herb are family pizza nights (which...
Last May I had the pleasure of helping to coordinate a webinar on spices and the role they play in traditional diets. From the amazing variety of...
The sweet heat this special spice produces is a gift for any cook. Aleppo pepper , also known as Halaby pepper, is grown in Syria and Turkey and is a...
With Mediterranean Diet Month still on my mind, I can’t think of a better story to share than one about a girl who fell so in love with a single...
I do enjoy store bought hummus in a pinch but I have been making my own for some time and prefer homemade hummus whenever possible. Homemade hummus...
Now that my children have their own apartments, I don’t see their friends quite as often. I miss seeing them and hearing about their lives; I even...
Because we know a thing or two about cookbooks! Can you believe next week is Christmas? For the foodie in your life, there isn’t a better gift to...
In late May, my great friend, colleague and travel companion, Annie Copps (currently Food Editor at Yankee magazine, and formerly, a Program Manager...
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